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Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders

oven-fried chicken tenders Entree
Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

Everyone’s two-thumbs-up favorite for a family-friendly meal, chicken fingers get a major upgrade from the standard variety with just a few quick improvements from Betty Crocker. Your secret ingredient for these homemade chicken tenders is Progresso™ plain or Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs. MORE+ LESS-

October 18, 2018

Ingredients

1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
egg
1
tablespoon water
1
cup Progresso™ plain or Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/4
lb (20 oz) chicken breast tenders (from two 14-oz packages)
Favorite dipping sauce, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In shallow dish, place flour. In another shallow dish, beat egg and water. In third shallow dish, mix bread crumbs and cheese. Coat chicken with flour; dip into egg mixture, then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is golden brown. Serve with dipping sauce.

  • Get air circulating for crunch—arrange the coated tenders on a wire cooling rack on a rimmed baking pan. Bake in the hot oven until golden.

Expert Tips

  • For extra-crispy tenders, drizzle them with a couple tablespoons of melted butter before baking.
  • A quick dredging in the flour, then egg before the final panko-Parmesan dip guarantees that the crispy coating will stick to the chicken tenders once they’re baked.
  • Have fun with dips. Mix a spoonful of basil pesto in a good mayonnaise, some plain Greek yogurt with a lot of chopped fresh dill weed and lemon zest, ranch dressing with crumbled bacon and lots of freshly ground pepper stirred in—or just straight up barbecue sauce.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Panko bread crumbs are what give these breaded chicken tenders such a light, crunchy coating. The result is more like the kind of chicken tenders you can order at a restaurant. But, unlike restaurant versions, these tenders can boast the better-for-you preparation method of baking, not frying. If you’re wondering why panko crumbs are really such a game-changer, taste for yourself and be convinced. Long a staple of Asian cuisine, they’ve gained newfound popularity in Western dishes as a coating or crunchy topping. What’s the difference between panko and regular bread crumbs? Panko crumbs come from bread in which all the crusts have been removed first, while regular bread crumbs use the whole loaf. Because panko crumbs are so light in texture, they turn into large flakes that are perfect for a crispy coating, with no frying necessary. Check out more of Betty’s best chicken recipes.

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